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Originally posted 03/25/2015 12:30PM
When he was 17, Jimmie Turpin dropped out of Alvin High School in Texas to join the Navy.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 03:15PM
Just when Amal Alamuddin thought her graduation photos were tucked away in the family photo album for good, the Internet has rediscovered her big day – thanks to the interest that comes with being George Clooney's fiancée.
Originally posted 05/27/2014 11:20AM
Georgia officials say an 18-year-old drowned just hours after graduating high school when he was tied to a shopping cart and pushed into a lake as part of a game with friends.
Originally posted 05/25/2014 05:00PM
It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson.
Originally posted 05/22/2014 08:30AM
This year's Indiana University commencement speaker has a stutter – but that didn't stop him from delivering a moving speech that has gone viral.
Originally posted 05/20/2014 03:00PM
For Dr. Jen Arnold, having the power to heal also comes with great responsibility.
Speaking to the 2014 graduating class of West Coast University in Irvine, California, on Sunday, the star of TLC's The Little Couple shared her own experiences growing up with skeletal dysplasia and developing a strong bond with her own surgeon, as she had to have dozens of surgeries throughout the years.
"Each of you graduates has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through your profession," she told a crowd of more than 4,000, including 650 graduates entering the healthcare field. "Now that you have the power to heal, can you maintain the courage to be humble?"
Originally posted 05/10/2014 01:45PM
It's quite the celebratory time for Chelsea Clinton.
Originally posted 05/10/2014 11:45AM
It took nine roller-coaster years, but Elin Nordegren earned her bachelor's degree in psychology on Saturday – and her 3.96 GPA earned her the Class of 2014's top honor, the Hamilton Holt Outstanding Senior Award.
Originally posted 05/08/2014 11:00AM
As many students prepare for their high school or college graduations over the next few weeks, 16-year-old Grace Bush will be celebrating both.
Originally posted 07/12/2012 03:00PM
The word "princess" usually calls to mind floor-length gowns, dramatic up-dos and jaw-dropping jewelry. But Princess Eugenie – daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, and sixth in line to the throne – wore an entirely different outfit Wednesday: a graduation cap and gown.
Eugenie, who recently received a degree from Newcastle University, looked positively regal in her regalia when she was snapped at her commencement ceremony on July 11.
Donning the school's traditional cap and gown, she beamed at the camera and clutched her new degree in English and history of art.
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